Monday, December 04, 2006

The Calm Before the Riot

As you can see, it was quite the scene inside the UCLA locker room after Saturday's victory against rival USC. And things got really crazy early Sunday in Westwood, where police had to fire rubber bullets to disperse a rowdy celebration. The Bruin fans took a page out of the West Virginia playbook by setting several couches on fire, according to the Daily Bruin. At the Rose Bowl, an alleged pepper-spraying incident took place. Three fans claimed they were among a group pepper-sprayed in the stands by a Pasadena officer, according to the L.A. Times. "I saw a couple of girls curled up on the ground, crying and screaming and puking, when they had no intention of getting on the field," UCLA student Brian Sanders told the Times. Pasadena police said 16 people were arrested for taking the field and a total of 42 were arrested for various offenses. Thanks to Louis for the tip, and to see other photos from the Bruin locker room celebration, check Bruins Nation. The football forum at Bruin Zone is quite lively, and in the interest of being far and balanced, you can get the Trojans' side of the story from Displaced Trojan and Boi From Troy.
Update: Reader Bert has sent in links to some video files. Rey Maualuga's hit on Patrick Cowan and another angle on McNeal's interception.

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